Character Analysis (German: Charakteranalyse) is a book by Wilhelm Reich. Contents. 1 Background; 2 Summary; 3 Reception; 4 References; 5 External. Results 1 – 30 of 71 Charakteranalyse. by Wilhelm Reich and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Wilhelm Reich. Series By Wilhelm Reich; Books By Wilhelm Reich Similar Authors To Wilhelm Reich. Suzanne M. Bean Charakteranalyse. Wilhelm Reich.

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Synthesizing material from psychoanalysis, charakteranalyxe anthropology, economics, Jewish Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Marginal pencil markings to a few pages. His work on the link between human sexuality and neuroses emphasized “orgastic potency” as the foremost criterion for psycho-physical health.

Today we might blame it on something else internal to the individual – a chemical imbalance.

His theories are interesting but I would suggest Alexander Lowens books if you wanted to understand Reichs concepts charatkeranalyse the actual therapy practice.

Reich argues that we need to be aware that religious institutions, schools and parents who teach children to fear the natural erotic processes of their own bodies can be the source of the neurotic impulse for them to hurt themselves. He wanted us to connect genuinely with each other. Our personality consists of a more or less rigid character structure – a way of looking at ourselves and a mode of operating in the social world.


Paperback3rd Enlarged Editionpages. They should also govern it. This is not a book to accept or reject as a whole.

Wilhelm would have been great psychoanalyst and research if he hasn’t gone insane with this whole “orgone” energy thing. Some ideas may be well-founded, others may not. He promoted adolescent sexuality, the availability of contraceptives and abortion, and the importance for women of economic independence. Some may be tempted to interpret what he says in the light of other, more recent, discoveries.

Charakteranalyse by Reich, Wilhelm

Joseph rated it it was amazing Dec 27, To ask other readers questions about Character Analysisplease sign up. View all 4 comments. Or we may be neurotic, charakteramalyse which case the failure to chara,teranalyse our primary biological drives gives rise to secondary drives of a destructive nature which make repression chaarkteranalyse.

That being said, it is real sad to A must read to anyone interested in how their inner complexes manifest in everyday life.

Lists with This Book. Reich was a respected analyst for much of his life, focusing on character structure, rather than on individual neurotic symptoms. What leads to such collective madness? Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing German-language text. In this case we may be a resigned, self-destructive, neurotic. Though Wilhelm Reich became quite demented in his later years after suffering under the United States body politic, his earlier works stand the reicj of time as some of the most original compositions in the canon of Freudian and post-freudian literary achi An Immense work, to say nothing of its size, the book is enormous and a critical contemporary to freud’s Psychoanalytical revolution.


It binds together concepts of Social and Sexual Economy as the primary factors in the generation of Mental Illness and widespread human misery.

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Real comphrehensive through the many aspects of Chracter analysis, and the origins of the emotinal plague, steps to restore patients to n orgiastic stte instead of hve them suffer with nouroses, become psychotic, or whtnot.

Reich was not a biologist or physicist. These encrusted attitudes functioned as an “armor,” which Reich later found to exist simultaneously in chronic muscular spasms. By far Reich’s best book of all the ones I’ve read. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

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